DeSoto City Lights May, 2017 www.desototexas.gov A Publication of the City of DeSoto Community Relations Department DeSoto Is Seeing Beneϐits One Year After Receiving Prestigious ISO 1 Rating In April 2016, the Texas State Fire Marshal’s office announced that the Insurance Services Office (ISO) recommended that DeSoto’s Public ProtecƟon ClassificaƟon be changed to Class 1 for all properƟes located within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant or water supply sucƟon point and within 5 miles of a fire staƟon and Class 1X for all other class‐ rated properƟes.
“From a private development standpoint, the ISO 1 raƟng means that businesses who choose to invest in our city will have an increased level of confidence that the City of DeSoto is doing everything possible to protect and improve their investment,” said
DeSoto Fire Rescue Chief Jerry Duffield. “A year aŌer receiving the raƟng upgrade, we are seeing companies look at DeSoto favorably as they plan where they will build their new facility and the ISO 1 raƟng is a prime reason they are choosing DeSoto,” said Murphy Cheatham, CEO of DeSoto Economic Development CorporaƟon. “Being accredited as an ISO Class 1 fire department places DeSoto Fire Rescue in an elite group of about 200 fire departments, out of the 48,000 naƟonwide, who have aƩained the raƟng,” said Chief Duffield. “This validates and affirms City of DeSoto's commitment to providing the best services at all levels.”
Here is DeSoto Fire Rescue’s new quint during a recent nighƫme training.
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